Caitlin Clow

Jasper Cummins, 8, of Port Angeles practices his swimming skills on Saturday at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

New pool in Lake Country would come with hefty tax hike

District offers information to frequently asked question

Jasper Cummins, 8, of Port Angeles practices his swimming skills on Saturday at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Three cheers for North Okanagan health-care workers

Send us a letter of appreciation for a local hero serving our community

Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
The car wash lane behind the Esso on 32nd Street is cordoned off while Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Explosive Disposal Unit investigate a suspicious object Oct. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Bomb squad removes suspicious object from Vernon alley safely

Area blocked off while Explosive Disposal Unit investigates suspicious item

The car wash lane behind the Esso on 32nd Street is cordoned off while Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Explosive Disposal Unit investigate a suspicious object Oct. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Jacqueline Rivard was the winner of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s 50/50 Butterfly Raffle Oct. 1, 2021. (Contributed)

Charity fundraiser scores Vernon woman nearly $17K

Rotarian wins big, donates back to North Okanagan Hospice Society

Jacqueline Rivard was the winner of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s 50/50 Butterfly Raffle Oct. 1, 2021. (Contributed)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Curtis Sagmoen’s assault appeal dismissed by judge

Appeal looked to overturn conviction; claims North Okanagan man ‘didn’t mean to’ run over sex trade worker with ATV

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
An air ambulance helicopter takes off from the helipad at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Rollover near Coldstream sends 2 to hospital

One airlifted with serious life-threatening injuries after UTV incident

An air ambulance helicopter takes off from the helipad at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The sign at the head of the Taylor Van Diest Memorial Trail in Armstrong. (Vernon Morning Star)

Cop sues force on 10th anniversary of Armstrong teen’s murder

First on scene at Taylor Van Diest homicide to take on RCMP in civil suit this month

The sign at the head of the Taylor Van Diest Memorial Trail in Armstrong. (Vernon Morning Star)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Reports of machete-wielding man unfounded: Vernon RCMP

Police continue to investigate after search turns up nothing

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Cactus Club on Water Street in downtown Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)

Cactus Club confirms Vernon opening for 2022

Company representative says information is limited at this time

Cactus Club on Water Street in downtown Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Vernon Coun. Kari Gares raised concerns about an encampment along Highway 97 north of Vernon near the underpass during the Monday, Sept. 27, meeting. (Google Maps)

Encampment off Vernon highway known to province: city staff

Safety concerns raised in latest council meeting

Vernon Coun. Kari Gares raised concerns about an encampment along Highway 97 north of Vernon near the underpass during the Monday, Sept. 27, meeting. (Google Maps)
Teresa Sanders, owner of Fill - Vernon’s Refill Store, opened the doors to her shop in Polson Park Mall on Dec. 3, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon Métis entrepreneur named B.C.’s Pow Wow Pitch winner

CEO ful-FILLs judge’s criteria, wins $500, advances to the final

Teresa Sanders, owner of Fill - Vernon’s Refill Store, opened the doors to her shop in Polson Park Mall on Dec. 3, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Alan Hofsink joins Vernon Fire Rescue Services as the City of Vernon’s first FireSmart program coordinator. (City of Vernon)

Vernon welcomes first FireSmart coordinator

After record-breaking fire season, coordinator joins Vernon Fire Rescue Services

Alan Hofsink joins Vernon Fire Rescue Services as the City of Vernon’s first FireSmart program coordinator. (City of Vernon)
A truck crashed into a building on 27th Street and 45th Avenue in Vernon Tuesday (Sept. 28) afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Truck crashes into Vernon business

Vernon Fire responds to single-vehicle incident

A truck crashed into a building on 27th Street and 45th Avenue in Vernon Tuesday (Sept. 28) afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
A new $5million fundraising campaign for the downtown Greater Vernon Cultural Centre is set to launch. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon cultural centre plans tweaked

‘Scaled-down’ centre answer to missed fundraising targets, mayor says

A new $5million fundraising campaign for the downtown Greater Vernon Cultural Centre is set to launch. (Morning Star - file photo)
Electoral Area B Director Bob Fleming, left, presents a cheque to Chief Bill Wacey and Deputy Chief Brad Stickles. (Regional District of North Okanagan)

North Okanagan firefighters better equipped thanks to district grant

Regional District of North Okanagan contributes $11K to purchase portable tools for protecting homes

Electoral Area B Director Bob Fleming, left, presents a cheque to Chief Bill Wacey and Deputy Chief Brad Stickles. (Regional District of North Okanagan)
Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)

$3.9M in vouchers issued to White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees in Vernon

Emergency Support Service centre operated for 40 days to support those displaced by wildfires

Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)
Tofino is searching for strategies to mitigate street-parking congestion, including a potential ban on RV's.

Vernon may need to reconsider RV parking bylaws: councillor

Issues with people living in parked RVs a safety concern

Tofino is searching for strategies to mitigate street-parking congestion, including a potential ban on RV's.
The City of Vernon’s Financial Services department was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 budget on Sept. 27, 2021. (City of Vernon)

Vernon city staff awarded prestigious prizes

Finance team, HR staff recognized

The City of Vernon’s Financial Services department was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 budget on Sept. 27, 2021. (City of Vernon)
The fall edition of GoByBike Week is underway, but this year, it’s two weeks! (City of Vernon file)

GoByBike Week(s) underway in Vernon

Grand prize is a cycling adventure in France

The fall edition of GoByBike Week is underway, but this year, it’s two weeks! (City of Vernon file)
West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)

16-year-old West Kelowna singer wins Okanagan’s Got Talent

Two years later, the Okanagan-wide contest comes to an end in Lake Country

West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)